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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:50:47 +0000
From:      Andy Smith <>
To:        Frank Shute <>
Subject:   Re: PATH used by www user
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Hi Frank,

   thanks a lot for looking into it. Yes one server is an older =20
FreeBSD 6.1, the other 7.0 so they certainly aren't identical servers. =20
But they do have same version of apache (2.2.9) and same version of =20
the perl script, and as far as I can tell same config for default PATH =20
etc. I had a look and there doesnt appear to be anything setting the =20
path in the apache conifg, perhaps it could be a compiled in default =20
I'll ask the apache experts and see if they can help,

thanks again, Andy.

Quoting Frank Shute <>:

> Hi Andy,
> I had to look at the Camel book & although it isn't explicit, it seems
> like the script inherits the environment of the calling process i.e
> Apache in this case. Apache sets the environment with SetEnv (or at
> least 1.3 does, I don't run 2*) as it can't inherit one from user www
> since it doesn't have one. So have you had a look at httpd.conf and
> .htaccess on each machine?
> BTW, one machine uses an "old" PATH with /usr/X11R6/bin in it. That
> disappeared some time ago. That may or may not be a clue.
> In short, I think this is probably an Apache question & you might have
> more informative answers from there.
> Sorry I can't be more helpful but quite a few Apache people run
> FreeBSD and they're likely to be more help than I am.

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